Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas in the Park 2017


I moseyed over to San Jose to check out this year's edition of Christmas in the Park. Christmas in the Park is a San Jose tradition that takes place in Downtown San Jose and is a free and fun event that has everything to get you into the Christmas Spirit with all the displays and music:

















And even SJ Sharkie (The NHL San Jose Sharks mascot) likes it:


We may not have snow here in the Bay Area but we have Christmas in the Park.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Music Monday: Old School Christmas

Music Monday: The Second Monday of Christmas Tunes. We are going Old School this week:









Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Just Some Las Vegas Street Art and Outdoor Music

Outside the Smith Center
Just a little Street Art and Outdoor Music from Las Vegas:

First Music:






And now some art:




These are part of the "An Affair of the Heart" collection and are around the city of Las Vegas:



Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Sugar Factory-Chocolate Lounge



“Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination”-Those words were sung by Gene Wilder in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. When I was in Las Vegas, I saw a some cool sculptures on the Strip near the Fashion Show Mall. It was a restaurant called The Sugar Factory-Chocolate Lounge. It wasn't open but the outside was really cool:





 





I guess next time I am in Las Vegas, I need to get there when it is open, to enjoy the food.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Downtown Hayward Tree Lighting and Santa Con


Over the weekend, my city-Hayward, Ca got everybody into the Christmas spirit with two events-The annual lighting of tree and Santa Con through the streets and businesses of Downtown Hayward.

First-Light of the Season-the annual lighting of the tree at City Hall, which was a fun family event:







They created a little ice rink on city streets

And before and after pics of the tree:

Before:



And after:



Next up in Santa Con Hayward: Santa Con It's a convention of santas - groups of men & women dressed as Santa. The Hayward Santa Con was the only Santa Con in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It was also a benefit to support the Hayward Animal Shelter and animal rescue:




And the Mayor of Hayward-Barbara Halliday got involved in Santa Con and she lit the tree at City Hall:


And many thanks to the planning committee of Santa Con who really did a great job:


Even though I am considered a combination of the Scrooge and the Grinch by some, it was really nice to see these events in Hayward. It made my heart grow a little bit and start get into the Christmas spirit.